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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - November 11, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta / - PUT THE KAISER UNDER VICTORY BONDS. DO IT QUICK! VOLUME XI. LKTHBMIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1918 NUMBER 281 SOCIALISTS CONTROL GOVERNMENT THE REVOLUTION SPREADS THROUGHOUT ALL GERMANY BERLIN AT THE ~ German Answer to Foch Delayed; Courier Held Up; May Extend Tune Limit Socal Democrats ,n Charge of the &>vemment-General, p fe N 10.-(5:05 p.m.).-"It is impossible, Strike Declared-Revo u.o, Spreads ThroughT a general etrlke. Troops anal machine guns have been the disposal of the council. The Social-Democratic party is Interceding with the psopls's government. The guards which had ARRIVAL OF THE TO Parts, Nov. A.-When the Frnnch command recaJvmT the Gorman headquarters' dispatch Thursday unnounc lng the start of the armistice delega tton, tl;o, directors were directed to present themselves between 8 and 10 o'clock Thursday night at a certain point on La Capolle road. The cross-Toad was clearly .marked by the heums of soveral sAarchllghts, At the same time the order was gtyen In tho Kronen linns that hostilities should be mi a pended over n distance of several miles In the region of the meeting place. The three automobiles beat Inn the German delegates arrived at the croBS road at 9: lit p.m. They were precod ed by a group of German pioneers charged with making the shell-dam aged road passable. The German delegates were received by officers whom Marshal Foch! had sent to guide them. Thusu officers got into (he automobile and with the window curtains drawn proceeded to the Chateau Francfort, In Complegne forest, belong ing to the Marquis de L'Algle. Owing to the lateness of the hour, the delegate's were conducted to the apartments assigned them where they partook at refreshments. The next morning they again entered the automobiles and were taken to the station at Rathondes, where they found Marshy Foch In a special train. Rethondes is a town on the Com-pelgne-Solssons railway, close to Com-paljine. Paris, Nov. 10.-(Havas Agency).-The German courier from the meeting place of the armistice negotiations arrived at the German grrnd headquarters at 10 o'clock this morning, according to an official statement issued here today. London, Nov. 10.-The grand armistice terms, the Dally Express says it understands, are even more stringent than those forecasted off Oct. 3. Germany will be absolutely deprived, the newspaper adds, of further military power of action on land and sea and In tho air. Berlin, Nov. 10.- (By wireless to London, 3:60 p.m.).-The arrival of the armistice conditions in Berlin is expected hourly. Washington, Nov. 10.-Unless ft revolutionary government In Germany definitely repudiates the authority of the Germsn armistice commissioners now within tho silled lines, the belief here Is thst the revolt spreading through the enemy country will not prevent Gen. Foch from accepting tha signature of the envoys and proceeding to put the armistice conditions Into effect. Immediate Peace the Desire ' Washington, Nov. 10.-According to been stationed at the public office and other buildings have been withdrawn. Friederich Ebert,' vice-president of the Social-Democratic, party, la carrying on the chancellorship. London, Nov. 10X-(11:29 a.m). -Lelpsic, the largest city In Saxony; Stuttgart, the capital of .Wurtemburg, and Cologne and Frankfort have joined the revolution, according to reports . from the Danish frontier, telegraphed here by the Copenhagen correspondent of the Exchange Telegraph company. The soldiers' councils at Stuttgart, .Cologne and F/ahhf�X* have decided to pro-UblpFi republic. : 'GENERAL STRIKE IN BERLIN Basel, Nov. 10.-An official dispatch received by the Havas Agency from Berlin today ssys. "Official: The revolution has resulted In a^strlklng victory, almost without effusion of bloodshed. A general strike was declared this morning. It brought a cessation of work In alt workshops st about 10 o'clock this morning. "A regiment of Nurneburs) chasseurs passed over to the people. Other troops rapidly followed their action. "The Alexander regiment after hearing a declaration by Deputy Wells went over to the revolution." Spreada to Saxony Copenhagen, Nov. 10.-A council of f workmen and soldiers has huen ostab-! official Information, the armistice de llshed at Chemllf. Saxony^ according' loRatlon came with full powers and is to tho Wolff News Agency. Tho coun-' authortied to sign terms, although !t ell took charge of military and civil elected to send a courier back to grand affairs. There were no disturbances. I . j . . _ -. The council proclaims that Its aim; was a Socialistic republic for Germany. , Raisea Red Flag Copenhagen, Nov. 10.~Sonderburg is In the hands of the revolutionists and the red flag has been raised on ships there. Bonderburg is sttuated'on the Island of Alsen. Schleswlg. It Is 13 miles northeast of Flensburg. It has a population of 5,000. Anarchy in Austria Innsbruck, Austria, Saturday, Nov. 9.~Bavarlan troops havo occupied the railroad station here. Austrian troops are returning from the former front In swarms, clinging to the cars wherever they can get a hold. Many havo been crushed or decapitated' by the trains passing through' tunnels. Oodles to the number or '273 were picked up on a single day on the railroad tracks near Innsbruck. Baltic Fleet In It Umdon. Nov. 10.-Three German de-strfeyers have anchored outside of Stockholm and all the guard ships In the naltic have Joined the revolutionary movement. People Delivered Copenhagen, Nov. 10.-The new Berlin government, according to tho Wolff Bureau, has Issued the following proclamation ; "Fellow cttlsens; This day the people's deliverance has been fulfilled. Ihe Social-Democratic party has overtaken to form a government. It has Invited the Independent Socialists to enter the government with equal rights." One Ship Loyal Copenhagen, Nov. TO,-The German training ship Schleslen, with 400 men on board, which fled from Kiel when the sailors' revolt broke out there, has arrived at Maratalin distress. The crew bad been unable to obtain waters at other Dnulsh porta. Two German cruisers, in control of Red Forces, are/watching outside of Marstal, The commander ot the Schlesiorr says that he believes ^Dantlg is the only Qerman port ho can safely enter. ALLIED TROOPS RUSHING AHEAD; CLOSE TO INS Tournai Taken - French Cavalry Cross the Belgian Border (Continued on Page 6), AND BAVARIA ABDICATE, ALSO headquarters before acting. Moreover the object of the revolution Is nssutned to be peace and since signing of the armistice is the shortest road to Immediate peace, it Is thought the revolutionaries will not seek to interfere. If there should lie a repudiation of the envjuss/or If what Is happening hi Hcrlln should delay an answer beyond the time allowed by Marshal Foch, 11 -o'clock tomorrow.- tho American and allied nrimes would continue their advance nnd hostilities probubly would end only through the surrender of individual military units on the field. i Cause of Courier's Delay Washington, Nov. 10.-A wireless dispatch from the German Nauen station,, picked up by the American naval towers, says it has been officially explained in Ilerlln that tho courier bearing the armistice terms was delayed In crossing the lines by an explosion on tho Germtin side, but tho terms could be expected at any hour. The message follows: "It has been officially reported concerning the delay In transmission of tho armistice terms, the courier commissioned to bring the armistlco conditions sent on Nov. 9 by wireless from Paris, made tho statement that he could not pass the lines sjnee Germans had not censed firing. Ho was probably led to this statement by circumstances that on German side an ammunition -depot had caught firo and was blown up with continuous detonations. Courier had tho circumstances explained to hlrn by wireless and received directions Immediately to cross the line. Arrival of armistice terms can be expected at any hour." London, Nov. 9.-In a sweeping advance today the British armies have captured Tournai and An-tolng, Field Marshal reports* tonight. The second British army Is approaching Renaix, which lies about 12 mites northeast of Tournai. Paris, Nov. 9.-French cavalry has crossed the Belgian border, the war office announces tonight. An advance of more than nine miles was mads today at certain points. Berlin, Nov. 9.-(Via .London). -The Americans continued their violent attaoks east-of the Meuse and extended their bridgehead east of Dun, according to the official statement from general headquarters today. They were brought to a standstill east of the Meurvaux woods and Fontaines. RAISER IS IN HMD Washington, Nov. 10.-William HoHenzollern has arrived in Holland and is proceeding to the town of Desteeg, near Utrecht, according to a dispatch received by the American general staff today from The Hague. i The message adds: "Press reports state that the kaiser arrived this morning in Holland and is proceeding to Middlachten Castic, in the town of Desteeg, near Utrecht." - � � �" � � - ii German Fleet Ordered Out But the Men Wouldn't Go London, Nov. 10.-(1:40 p.m.).- Emperor William signed a letter of abdication on Saturday morning at the German grand headquarters in the presence of Crown Prince Frederick William and Field Marshal .Von Hlndenburg, according to a dispatch from Amsterdam to the Exchange Telegraph company. The German crown prince signed his renunciation to the throne shortly afterward. It Is said that King Lud-wig of Bavaria and King Frederick August of 8axony also have abdicated. The ex-kalaer and the former crown prince were expected to take leave of their troops on Saturday, but nothing has been settled regarding their future movements. Before placing his tlgnature to the document an urgent message from Phillip Bcheidemann, wh(o was a Socialist member without portfolio In the Imperial cabinet, was handed to the emperor. He read with a shiver. Then he signed the paper, saying: "It may be for the good of Germany." HAD NO CHOICE The, emperor was deeply moved. He consented to sign the document only when he got the news of the latsst events in the empire. Serious food difficulties are expected In Germany owing to the atoppage of trains. The counoll of the regency will take the most drastic steps to reestablish order' .v HERR EBERT PLANS FOR A SPEEDY PEACE / - EBERT PAN-GERMAN Paris, Nov. 9,-The Temps today concludes a sketch of Friederich Ebert, the new German chancellor, ae follows. "He sharea the ruling passions of the German. He is a type of pan-German Socialist, not to say an imperialist." London, Nov. 10.-Field Marshal Halg'a forces are closely following up the letreatlng Germans along the entire front In Flanders. The official statement issued today by the war office announces that the British troops have occupied Faubourg de Bertaimont, on the southern outskirts of Mons, Belgium. Copenhagen, Nov. 10.-(8.30 a. m.).-Frelderlch Ebert, the Socialist leader, has been appointed, imperial chancellor. He has Issued a proclamation saying that he plans to form a people's government which will dhdeavor to bring about speedy peace. Chancellor Ebert said he would endeavor to fortify the freedom which the people had won. He begged support in the hard work ahead and appealed for cooperation In the country and the cities In the problem of provisioning of the army and assisting In the solution of demobilisation problem. Horr Ebert in his proclamation Hid that the..chancellorship had basn transferred to him, all the reeretaries of state having glvsn their odnsent. Ths new govern-�ment. be added, would be .In agreement, wlththe various partlee. (Continued on Page V). Paris, Nov. 10.-French troops this morning renewed their pursuit of the Germans. The French official statement Issued today says the retreat of the enemy Is becoming more and more precipitate. Everywhere along the line the Germans are abandoning great quantities of war material. Cannon, numerous vehicles of all descriptions and in some Instances entire railroad trains have been captured by Foch's forces. With the Allied Forces In Belgium, Nov. 9.-(By the Associated Press).-There are many Indications that the Germans do not intend to. make a protracted stand thla side of Brussels and Charle-rol. GOURAUD ENTERS SEDAN With the French Army in France, Nov. 10.-The French general Gouraud made his official entry Into Sedan at 2 o'clock this afternoon. YANKS CAPTURE STENAY With the American Forces on the Meuss Front, Nov. 10.-(6 p. m.).-Gsn, Psrshing's troops this afternoon captured Stsnay, on the east bank of the. Meuse, notwithstanding terrific opposition, GERMAN REPORT -Washington, Nov. 10.-"It is officially reported ths west front is quiet today," says a wireless message from ths German station at Nausn received tonight by naval radio towers In this country. 'London, Nov. 9.-Sir Eric Ged-des, the first lord of the admiralty, made intereetlng disclosures In a speech at the Lord Mayer' Victory show. He ssld that those who were charged with thst res. ponslblllty waited hourly for the possibility of a naval armagedflbn The whole atilge was sst for a great sea battle. But something went wrong. The arm that was going to try the last desperate - *A gambling stroke was paralysed, - ' "The German, navy, I ass convinced as I am that I gas et>f i �  Ing here tonight," said the fiffl lord, "was ordered out and MM men would not come." Half the Oerman fleet, he declared; was flying the red flag*-the- German fleet wae flying tho red flag because it real lied, that . It was not engaged In, a cause. Constantinople Within Fire of British Ships, Lloyd George Says " (Continued on Page C). E FROM THE REBELS Copenhagen, Nov. 10.-Another attempt on the life of Prince Henry of Prussia has been made at Flensburg, whore he was in seclusion yesterday. It is believed he oacaped. Revsntlow to Denmark . London, Nov. 10.-(British wireless service). - Couut von lleventlow, whose pan-Gorman writings have up-peared arrived at Eyeden, near the Dtrton frontier, at 7:10 Sunday mornings according! to tho Daily Wall �d> vices. Practically tho whole fJo*. man general staff aocsmpsnlod tho former emperor and 10 autcsna bllec carried tho party. The automoblloa wora IrlgfllBi with rtflba M�) all MMJstfjNrvc* were.arena* ,- > Tho oakalaar wag*ln Mnjfrswj. Ho alighted at the) t^csjan^at> tien and anaac) �J� j*g*ns�% ' smoking � alsjaratbs,-/--<* a �, �yadan Haa about Wldway t*i tw�c�. Liasa and MaagtfleB*. m 1 the Dutch harder, 7376 28 17791597 ;